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Current Job Vacancies


Training Officer

Reporting directly to the HSE and Training Manager, this role will form part of the Head Office support team. The primary responsibility of this role will be to write training procedures and communicate them to employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Hands on approach – communicate and work effectively with all departments to develop clear and accessible training procedures and help drive improvements
  • Analyse and assess working methods to identify a correct procedure
  • With support, identify and write clear and concise training documents written in an easy to follow format
  • Share knowledge and train others to help them understand operations and impacts of their work
  • Maintain accurate and up to date training records

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • The ability to be exact
  • Excellent and engaging communication and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail with an investigative nature
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships
  • Ability to train and coach colleagues

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Excellent use of Excel and Word

Apply with CV and covering letter by 28 July 2017

Salary: £20-23,000

Showsite Sales Consultant - Stoke on Trent

We are looking for dynamic sales people for at our new show site which is planned to open in September 2017 at The Trentham Garden Estate in Stoke on Trent.

Reporting into the Show Site Manager you will ensure that the company ethos for quality and service is presented to our customers. Working as part of the sales team you will strive to achieve / exceed targets set by the business and ensure the profitability and success of the site. You will ensure high standards of presentation are delivered at all times.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the main point of contact between the company and customer promoting our products and advising in the selection of the best garden building for their needs
  • Produce accurate quotations in line with customer requirements and present terms of agreement and close sales
  • Review your own sales performance, aiming to exceed targets through the maintenance of a sales pipeline
  • Able to discover and overcome objections and close sales
  • To promote the business ensuring all sales opportunities are followed up
  • To conduct site visits to measure and qualify the suitability of products
  • Respond to incoming email and phone enquiries both from customers and Head Office
  • Ensure all sales are recorded and order information entered on to the company CRM system
  • Represent the company at trade exhibitions, events and shows

This role offers:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Quarterly Bonuses for achieving target
  • The opportunity to earn uncapped commission for exceeding targets
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free parking

Usual working pattern is a 3 week rota inline with centre trading hours including 2 weekends on / 1 off

Salary: £23,375 - £33,375 OTE plus commission

Manufacturing Staff and Building Assembler

Our Garden Studios and Summerhouses are still designed and built by hand at our production factory in Narford and due to the continued growth of the business we are looking for confident and hardworking staff to join our manufacturing team.

As an ideal candidate you be able to show the following:

  • Openness to develop & learn new skills within a manufacturing and factory environment
  • A keen eye for detail and focused on delivering a quality product
  • Competent working with measurements and dimensions
  • Ability to use power tools
  • Common sense and sound judgement in practical matters
  • Good communication skills, self-confidence and an ability to work to deadlines

Working hours are 8am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday based on a 40 hour week with half an hour lunch break

other benefits include:

  • Opportunities to work overtime
  • Free parking
  • company pension scheme
  • 20 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays
  • Excellent staff facilities with breakfast and fresh fruit provided


Salary: £8 - £10per hour depending on experience

Showsite Sales Manager - Stoke on Trent

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Sales Consultant / Sales Manager to run our new show site which is planned to open in September 2017 at The Trentham Garden Estate in Stoke on Trent.

Reporting directly to the National Sales Manager you will ensure that the company ethos for quality and service is presented to all our customers. Working as part of the sales management team you will strive to achieve / exceed targets set by the business and ensure the profitability and success of the site. You will develop and maintain good working relations with the garden centre management team and ensure high standards of presentation are delivered at all times. As the show site is located and operates remotely from head office it is essential that key relationships are developed across the business to ensure a professional service is delivered to the customer.

Key Requirements for the role:

  • Demonstrate skilled maintenance of a sales pipeline
  • Experience of face to face sales
  • Confident to over come objections and close
  • Ensure all sales are recorded and order information entered on to the company CRM system
  • Support, manage and develop all sales advisors on the showsite
  • Review own performance, aiming to exceed targets
  • Produce accurate quotations in line with customer requirements and present terms of agreement and close sales
  • Conduct occasional visits to customers property to advise and take measurements
  • Ensure all incoming email and phone enquiries are dealt with both from customers and Head Office
  • Gather and share market and customer information
  • Represent the company at trade exhibitions, events and shows
  • Attend regular sales meetings at our Head Office in Norfolk

Usual working pattern is a three week rota inline with Centre trading hours - two weekends on / one off

Driving licence and car are essential

Occasionally overnight stays will be required to attend sales meetings and events like The Chelsea Flower Show

Package:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Quarterly bonuses for achieving target
  • Opportunity to earn uncapped commission for exceeding targets
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free parking

Salary: £27,500 - £37,500 OTE plus commission

Building Installer / Fitter

We have been manufacturing and selling high quality timber buildings for over 40 years. Our Garden Studios and Summerhouses are sold through a network of show sites across the UK and delivered and built for the customer by our teams of professional installers. Due to the continued growth of the business we are looking for skilled trades people to join the team.

As an Ideal candidate you will need the following experience and skills:

  • Previous experience and knowledge of DIY /construction / carpentry
  • A good level of understanding about working with timber, metal bracketry and fixings
  • The ability to use power tools, drills, saws etc.
  • Competent at working with measurements and dimensions with a good eye for detail
  • A good personality and confident communication skills are essential as you will be interacting directly with the customer
  • Must be physically strong and fit - you will be lifting heavy items at 2m or 5m wide (with another operative)
  • Understanding of health and safety regulations
  • Be able to use ladders safely and work at heights
  • Working in all weathers outdoors all year round
  • Prepared to stay away for up to 3 to 4 nights a week (accommodation is provided) and travel long distances

Usual working week is 40 hours - Monday to Friday however you may be required to work longer during peak season.

Successful candidates will have good opportunities to develop a career within the company

Salary: £23k- 26k plus expenses